Caity and Dan Welcome Bill Buppert back to the show for a very interesting conversation based around the topic of revolution! Bill is a retired Army officer who has written and spoken widely on the issues of freedom and liberty. He is the Founder and Publisher of ZeroGov.com where he publishes essays twice weekly. The abolitionist author of ZeroGov: Limited Government, Unicorns and other Mythological Creatures, he lives with his family in the American SW in the high desert. Bill is working on two books this year: a novel and a book examining all of Lysander Spooner's collected works. He is an acknowledged expert on irregular warfare and revolutionary movements.
We chat about violent vs. non-violent revolutions and where a violent one may end up nowadays. Ireland - from the 1916 Easter Rising to the civil war of the 1920's to the troubles that later followed, Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Che Guevara, the Soviet Union and the problems with socialists fighting socialists.
We also get into the American revolution, why violence doesn't work, Russell Brand, John and Bobby Kennedy, etymology, the importance of discrimination in straight thinking, anarchism and abolitionism, the examined life and why it's important, government control, psychopaths in politics, western interventionism in the Middle East, anarcho-communism, the war for the mind, the influence of mainstream media and more.